Your Future In Restaurants Starts HereWe are dedicated to changing lives and uplifting communities
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future. We do this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.
ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches approximately 145,000 students in nearly 1,800 high schools across all 50 states, Guam, and the District of Columbia.
Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center
RHLC provides employers with accredited training programs for Line Cook, Kitchen Manager, and Restaurant Manager.
Each year, we award more than $1.2 million in scholarships to hundreds of individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.
Hospitality Opportunities For People (Re)Entering Society helps put justice-involved individuals on a path to employment and independence.
Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance
An affiliate of NRAEF, MFHA provides tailored solutions and guidance that draw from a broad range of best practices, research, DEI partnerships, and expertise in current and emerging social issues.
Latest Blog Posts
Chicago Chef Looks to Change Lives Through Culinary Mentoring
Recently, Chef Kisha was profiled on NBC 5 Chicago, where she discussed living her purpose as a mentor to young adults and kids who need a hand up in life.
Now Accepting Applications! Over $1 Million in Post-Secondary Scholarships
Individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry can now apply for more than $1 million in scholarships from the NRAEF.
From Learning to Leadership: National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Issues 2022 Impact Report
The Foundation’s newly released annual 2022 Impact Report provides a detailed overview of the NRAEF’s programs, fund-raising efforts, supporting companies and organizations, board governance, and testimonials by program participants.
DIRECTV for BUSINESS and National Restaurant Association Team-Up to Enhance the Restaurant Experience and Advance Restaurant Workers
Partnership also supports The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s efforts to attract, empower, and advance restaurant workers from all backgrounds.
Throughout the year, NRAEF hosts and participates in numerous events, including trainings, webinars, competitions, conferences, award galas, and industry events.
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